Peregrine Falcon Home Page
January 2013: We have had to say 'good-bye' to our injured falcon 'Louise' (Now called 'Chinook'), who is at the WildOnatrio facility: http://www.alternativesjournal.ca/community/blogs
As of Jan. 28th, Chinook (ex-K91, a female falcon) has been transferred and is being used as an educational resource, which is the best outcome given the circumstances. Since her initial accident (? due to window encounter?), she had been taken care of and rehabbed back to a good state through the efforts of Rich Moore and the folks at: Alberta Institute for Wildlife Conservation. Although seh was eventually able to catch prey on her own, she never regained the height nor strength needed to be able to migrate with her family.
For pictures of 'Chinook' and other falcon-related photos, pls. click on the link to "more birds' above.
March 13: Have asked WildOntario (who have our now-renamed falcon Chinook) to update me on her situation. Apparently she is becoming quite the star attraction and I hazard to guess, she'll soon be a diva. Here is a recent phot of her, courtesy of the facility. For those of you who use FaceBook, pls. access info via: www.facebook.com/WildOntario
March 25: First confirmed sighting made by Irene Wade, who saw one adult on library sign. 2 adult falcons have now returned (within a day or two of initial sighting). Until there is a positive i.d. done on both sets of leg bands, we shall 'assume' it is 'Callie' and 'Gary' from last year. Nesting behaviour has started, as the female is already making the scrape comfy for eventual egg-laying. Please access the live cam feed via the link above 'live video'.
April 9: Momma falcon has made a lovely large bowl-shaped scrape, and both adults are fussing about the ledge, making sure all is prepared for eventual eggs. This may start to happen as of next week. Mating has been observed and rituals that solidify their relationship are being seen via the live cam.
Thanks to Paul and Irene who have installed both cameras again, and for the falcon-proof container (mystery carpenter) for the corner camera that looks down on the scrape/bowl.
My last work day here is April 11th, but I will still check in now and then while I still have access to the computer and can re-boot the camera or add to the home page when necessary.
From now on, for any falcon-related info or updates, please contact Warren Fitch: firstname.lastname@example.org or at 403-220-5269. He has a full contact list for all things falcon-related.
April 16th - First egg laid 12:00 pm (MST) thanks to the Livestream chatters 'neener' & 'lotus' for spotting it.